Meet the Team

photo 1 Last week, we gave you the chance to get inside our world for a glimpse of what a day in the life of the Bay Residence team is like. And, since we’re sharing, we thought we’d introduce ourselves, too. In this week’s blog you can find out all about the members of our team, what makes them tick and what the others say about them. Here are all the reasons we’re the most trusted property company on the island… and a few secrets, too.      
Oliver Way
Managing Partner
Background:
Oliver has a degree in construction management and engineering and worked for Costain as a junior engineer before moving into investment banking at UBS in London, New York and Hong Kong.

At Bay Residence:
Since moving to Koh Phangan in 2005, Oliver’s been building the infrastructure and framework of Bay Residence. Day-to-day he works closely with the architects and project managers, taking a hands-on role in the development of the properties.

Brings to the team:
15 years’ of experience and an in-depth knowledge of local culture and business customs.

What the rest of the team say:
Physical attributes: The legs of a sparrow
Nickname: Dirty Goldfish (due to his inability to remember any expletives or euphemisms in foreign languages).
Ash Edwards
Managing Partner
Background:
Ash has an honours degree in maths and economics, plus a number of project management qualifications. He spent 16 years in investment banking as COO of Credit Trading Europe at UBS.

At Bay Residence:
Having started Phangan Island Property with Oliver in 2005 and defining the strategic direction of the business, he relocated with his family in 2013 to focus on the business full-time, and dive into island life.

Brings to the team:
Language skills in Spanish, French and German.

What the rest of the team say:
Loves: Taupe colour schemes, overly complicated spreadsheets, tax efficient corporate structures and classic house anthems that you can sing to and play air-piano.
Hates: Inefficiency and celery (mutually exclusively)
Fabrice Lopinto
General Manager
Background:
Fabrice studied in France and Finland and achieved a master’s degree in international hospitality management.

At Bay Residence
: He’s responsible for the rental and management of the villas and looks after the owners and customer relations.

Brings to the team:
10 years’ experience as a manager in five-star properties and resorts around the world, an award of excellence from Accor and several international awards for the properties he’s managed.

What the rest of the team say:
Fabrice has just joined the team and we are still working hard at trying to uncover all of his darkest secrets. We can sense there are many, and we will keep you posted!
Richard Evans
Construction Project Manager
Background:
Richard owned a mid-sized construction company in the UK, specialising in precision carpentry.

At Bay Residence:
He’s responsible for overseeing the planning, resourcing, execution and quality control of every build. He works closely with clients, architects and his teams.

Brings to the team:
Richard has never registered any discernible stress or anxiety whilst managing our portfolio of ambitious target deadlines.

What the rest of the team say:
Awards: Koh Phangan’s best footballer and healthiest breakfast eater.
Habits: Rich only refers to people in the format “nickname _ first name” (e.g. Crazy Pete, Mixed-Grill Michael).
Oaty Kanisten
Office Manager
Background:
Oaty graduated as a graphic designer and worked in Bangkok and London before joining the team.

At Bay Residence:
Oaty registers leases at the land office to drafts, translates legal contracts and liaises with local project teams.

Brings to the team:
Fluency in Thai and English, plus considerable Photoshop skills.

What the rest of the team say:
Fashion: Never happier than when she is wearing a t-shirt embossed with a fashion icon, cat or rabbit.
Weakness: Expensive bags and stationery.
Secret skill: Soap maker.
Bethan Edwards
Villa and Rentals Manager
Background:
A qualified lawyer, Bethan worked in-house for Allen & Overy in London before relocating to Thailand in 2013.

At Bay Residence:
Beth oversees the rentals process of the villas, plus advertising and marketing.

Brings to the team:
An eye for furnishings and interiors plus fluent French, having completed a French degree at Oxford University before her postgraduate diploma in law.

What the rest of the team say:
Special skills:
  • - Champion sleeper (rumoured to be able to sleep for 10.5 hours if left undisturbed).
  • - Ultra competitive Padel player.
  • - Having achieved her first ever five-point turn in 2014, Beth unlocked a new level with the successful completion of a three-point turn in 2015.
NEE SUWANNEE
Office Assistant
Background:
Nee has over 10 years’ experience in hospitality having previously worked at a number of five-star hotels in Phuket.

At Bay Residence:
Nee oversees the daily operation of the office from execution and delivery of documents to paying the bills and responding to daily enquiries.

Brings to the team:
Nee looks after the rest of the team like a mum.  

What the rest of the team say:
Loves: All things cute and furry.
Uh
Gardening and Cleaning Manager
At Bay Residence:
Uh heads up the on-site cleaning and gardening teams, ensuring the villas are kept in good condition both inside and out. Uh is responsible for ensuring the plants throughout the site are kept healthy throughout the year and for recruiting and training new members of the cleaning team.


What the rest of the team say:
Awards: Most impressive performance at the annual work parties of 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Neil
Senior Construction Supervisor
Neil has been with the team for seven years and is one of the key leaders on the construction fit-out team. He manages a team of 10, and oversees many aspects of the final fit out stages of the villas.
ID
Senior Housekeeper
Id has worked with us for six years and supervises the housekeeping teams.
Lae
Head Gardener
Lae is our head gardener and has worked with us for two years.

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